Red Bull’s King of The Air Update

The highly anticipated King Of Air Competition featuring some of the world’s best kite boarders was originally scheduled between the 30th of January through the 14th of February 2021 but was canceled due to the pandemic and the restrictions that came with the Covid-19 virus.

Start making the party plans because King Of The Air will be here before you know it. Now that the COVID-19 Vaccines are beating back this pandemic, its time to sit back, open a beer and watch the worlds biggest kiteboarding event take place.


13th of November – 3rd December 2021 (the exact day will be announced after a closer, more accurate forecast predicts the day with the most favorable conditions)

Where to watch: (besides South Africa of course)

The event will be live streamed on Red Bull’s website, Also Red Bull’s YouTube channel will probably stream the highlights from the event (watch 2020 King of Air highlights)


Top three from 2020

  • Jesse Richman (USA)
  • Nick Jacobsen (DEN)
  • Aaron Hadlow (GBR)

Fly to King of the Air qualifier

  • Kevin Langeree (NED)

Rest of the fleet

  • Steven Akkersdijk (NED)
  • Angely Bouillot (FRA)
  • Tom Bridge (GBR)
  • Airton Cozzolino (Cape Verde)
  • Ulrich Edgar (FRA)
  • Joshua Emanuel (RSA)
  • Val Garat (FRA)
  • Janek Grzegorzewski (POL)
  • Arthur Guillebert (FRA)
  • Stig Hoefnagel (NED)
  • Marc Jacobs (NZ)
  • Giel Vlugt (NED)
  • Lasse Walker (NED)
  • Liam Whaley (ESP)

So get the invitations ready, clear the schedule and maybe upgrade the WiFi because you don’t want to miss a thing.

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